Saturday, June 27, 2009

Camera Critters

Another weekend and I actually thought of camera critters, so thought I would join. If you want to see more animals or to participate, click on the badge above.

As we were coming home from Illinois yesterday evening, we made just a very slight detour through the strip pit area.
I had my camera with me, and stopped to take a few pictures. I even got my first half decent picture of a dragonfly.
The milkweeds had lots of activity going on...the monarch caterpillars were really active on a couple of them. I should have counted how many there were but didn't think about it at the time. Plus there were the other creatures.

And I know I have posted pictures of the Dickcissel before, but I cannot resist these from last night. They just seem to be one of the happiest little birds.
They sit and sing their heart out. Even if they become frightened and fly, they only fly a few feet and promptly start singing again.

I am far behind on blog visits...night before last we had a storm move through. Even though the storm did not seem that bad, we had a power outage for just a minute. When that happened I went ahead and unplugged the computers....even though everything is on a surge protector, I just do not fully trust it.

Then yesterday morn, I got up, plugged everything back in, and tried to sign on before Lorelei got here. It just wasn't happening on my computer. I finally got on Rogers and got signed on, but never did here. To make a long story short, some how or other, the settings on the router had gotten changed. I half way had it figured out, but didn't want to chance doing what I thought should be done till I talked to my brother Neal. And to do that, I had to wait till Lorelei went home.

Hopefully, I will get a visit in to everyone by the time this day is over. I do have tons of stuff to do, though so visiting will be just a few here and a few there.


Juliana RW said...

I like all your shots ;)

My entry this week, in HERE. I hope you have time to stop by as well. Thanks.

don said...

A fine "critter" post! Nice close ups with excellent detail. I like the little bird.... especially the one caught in the middle of his song!

Jacob said...

Hi this post. The dragonfly is excellent, and those little Monarch buggers are excellent and the Dickcissel is just plain cute!

Aren't computers fun? I lost everything (my entire hard drive) awhile back with an outage from a storm. Now I have a backup battery so if we have another outage (and we have several every week, it seems), my computer just keeps on humming $75 I've ever spent!

Have a great weekend and thanks for your kind comments on Cedar Key DP!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting post, many thanks for sharing!
Purrs, noselicks and love
Luna(from Brazil)

Snap said...

I enjoyed all your shots. The milkweed was very busy with critters and the lovely singing birds. Hope your computer woes are over.

Marie Reed said...

Wow! I'm especially intrigued by the monarch caterpillars! I've never sen anything quite like them!

Carletta said...

Nice to see you in this meme again Rose!
Love the caterpillar shots - nice composition.
I don't see dragonflies for some reason. Wish I did.
Those little birds are awfully pretty.
In all the catching up take time for yourself too. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rose, Glad you are back online and hope your computer is fine now. Computers can be so tricky!!!! Thank goodness you have Neal and I have George to help at times like that.

Your 'camera critters' are great... I enjoyed the photos very much.


Deborah Godin said...

Love the photos - you inspired me to go out in search of some milkweed and look for little 'pillars! We got that storm, too, in fact, we had a twister - yikes!!

George said...

You got some great captures at the strip pits. I really like your pictures of the Dickcissel and I agree that it seems to be a happy bird.
I'm sorry to hear about your computer troubles -- I hope you don't have a repeat occurrence.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love those monarch caterpillars! So far this year I've seen a couple of monarchs but none of the larvae.

Computers can be so much fun...and at other times nothing but aggravation! Hope you sort it all out soon!

Neal said...

Those are nice bird shots. I never realized how colorful those worms were until I looked at your picture.

fishing guy said...

Rose: I love your nature photos. You have captured them all beautifully.

Brooke said...

They do indeed seem like happy birds!

Leedra said...

I could hardly believe it. I have never seen a Monarch caterpillar. Such a find.